Work progressing on Alaska Airmen’s raffle plane

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Steve Williams at Acme Cub in Anchorage, Alaska, has wasted no time diving into the construction of a restored Super Cub for the Alaskan Airmen Association’s 2021 raffle aircraft.

Williams started with a new bare steel tube fuselage assembly from Airframes Alaska and has already added numerous steel tabs, head set hooks, seat belt brackets, welded nut plates for floorboards, and attached the steel frames for the rudder and stabilizer group.

Using a Wipaire STC, Williams has welded in the arm needed to increase the gross weight to 2,000 pounds (250 pounds over stock). He has also increased the number of nut plates that will secure the skylight; welded hi-temp #10 nuts to the brake master cylinder attach points, which make the master cylinders removable; and welded nut plates to the floorboard tabs so the floorboards can be removed.

Work has also commenced on restoring the wings using Univair ribs from Stoddard Aircraft Parts.

<img data-attachment-id="546419" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1200,669" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Rob Stapleton","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark II","caption":"Steve Williams has finished updates on the Airframes Alaska PA-18 Piper Cub fuselage adding tabs and nut plates. The aircraft once finished will be raffled off at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering in May 2021 to support the Alaska Airmen Association. Photo by

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